Johns Hopkins Ebola Response & Resources

With the Ebola crisis in West Africa intensifying, the Johns Hopkins community has been ramping up efforts to provide information, assistance, and on the ground care. Learn about our activities on-the-ground in West Africa and here in Baltimore.

Attend the Dean's Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context and Response on October 14, 2014 from 9 AM to 1 PM in Sommer Hall at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The event will be live-streamed and you can follow the conversation online: @JohnsHopkinsSPH #EbolaForum.

The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) has been tracking the Ebola outbreak and developing educational materials for clinical staff and health workers.

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University with extensive experience in West Africa, has partnered with the ministries of health and professional organizations in Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria to ensure that health workers follow best practices in infection prevention and control that will help minimize the spread of Ebola. Further, Jhpiego has committed new funds to a special Ebola Response Initiative to respond to the countries' urgent needs. You can read Jhpiego's Primer on Ebola and learn morea bout Jhpiego's response to Ebola in West Africa.

ECN

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Program (CCP) uses communication to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families around the world. Their HC3 program recently collected more than 120 resources for Ebola prevention efforts into a single, easy-to-use network. The Ebola Communication Network (ECN) is an easily searchable resource which includes an RSS feed of Ebola-related news updated in real time.

JHU Training Activities on Ebola Control in West Africa: Aditionally, leading researchers across the University have come together to train 1,000 Health Care Workers in Congo in Ebola Care who will then travel to Liberia to offer assistance. Hopkins played a role in brokering the arrangement and has already had three faculty involved in developing the protocols and training material. We also have a team that has started work on the analytic support and modeling aspects of the outbreak. For more information about this effort contact CGH Associate Director, Nancy Glass.

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